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Posted in: Chinese cyber-espionage unit on U.S. hacking spree: report See in context

WilliBToday  03:16 pm JST

Chinese cyber-espionage unit on U.S. hacking spree: report

No doubt. And the Biden government moved quickly to re-allow the CCP into the US power grid, and to re-allow the CCP "Confucius Institute" propaganda outfit into US universities.

Biden did not "re-allow the Confucius Institutes" into our Universities. In fact, Trump never got rid of them. All he did was make it mandatory for such schools to report their involvement. And all Biden did was remove that requirement since anyone off the street with a laptop can google up which schools.

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Posted in: Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme, his lawyer says See in context

I really hope Kelly walks. He did the honorable thing by facing the charges in court and present his defense.

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Posted in: Blinken, Austin to visit Japan, South Korea this month See in context

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that the relationship between Japan and South Korea has a tremendous bearing on the US ability to confront China. If North Korea were to attack South Korea, an act which could not happen without the support of China, the only way that the US could effectively protect South Korea is with the logistics provided by Japan, which houses the largest US military presence in Asia and serves as the gateway to regional operations. South Korea can not be protected from Guam.

South Korea's use of anti-Japan sentiment as a diplomatic and political tool is a thorn in the side of US strategic policy, as evidenced by the Moon administration's willingness to risk GSOMIA. It serves South Korean domestic politics, works in favor of North Korea and China, but works against the U.S. and Japan and all nations willing to stand up to China's unilasteral territorial expansion.

Unless South Korea changes it's policy, and I don't see it happening, the writing is on the wall that eventually South Korea will be be treated for what it is. The United States will have no reason to station troops in South Korea or defend it. It will be South Korea itself preventing the US ability to do so. This is not what the US or Japan would want, but it is South Korea itself heading in that direction. Korea has a long history of playing both sides for it's own survival and current policy is in keeping with that tradition.

Additionally - The CW issue is solely a SK-JPN one. Because all other involved nations do not use it in support of an anti-Japan diplomatic and political policy.

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Posted in: Blinken, Austin to visit Japan, South Korea this month See in context

WisePerson123Today  03:30 pm JST

Excluding weird Japanophiles, we Americans don't care about your dispute with SK. China can be contained economically with or without the CW deal.l.

Please stop pretending to be American. The Obama adiminstration cared enough about the CW issue and the damage it was causing to the US-JPN-SK military alliance that it pressured President Park Geun-hye to conclude the "permanent and irreversible" 2015 CW Agreement with Japan. Which of course Pres Moon ripped up. So President Obama was a weird Japanophile? LOL

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Posted in: Blinken, Austin to visit Japan, South Korea this month See in context

WisePerson123Today  03:30 pm JST

South Korea didn't refuse to join the Quad alliance. They expressed skepticism about it and that's about it. Don't distort facts.

Good enough proof that they aren't on our team. The country that always lies to have it both ways.

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Posted in: Sri Lanka approves new port development with India and Japan See in context

GoodlucktoyouMar. 3  10:57 am JST

China won’t be happy.

Good.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe moving to U.S.; switching base of operations to outside Japan See in context

Good luck to Naomi.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

Plea bargaining.

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Posted in: China's Xi will not make a state visit to Japan this year See in context

No country should invite Xi the Dictator until China comes clean on the COVID19 origins, re-instates the Hong Kong Agreement, officially renounces the use of military force against Taiwan and recognizes it's sovereignty, ends it's genocide and withdraws from the Uighur Autonomous Region, withdraws from Tibet, renounces the 9-Dash Line and withdraws it's military presence on the artificial islands, agrees to end intrusions into disputed territories, and agrees to respect foreign Patents, Copyrights and Intellectual Property. For a start.

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

Of course the Taylors have been charged. An Extradition Request could not have been submitted without it.

The Taylors' charges have nothing to do with the Nissan/Ghosn issue. Their case is simply aiding and abetting a person out on bail and probably breaking various immigration laws. They aren't going to be "tortured" and there's nothing to "confess" since they've admitted to everything. They are not going to to put the Japanese Legal System in the world's spotlight. Only Ghosn could have done that, but he chose not to.

Will they be providing lots of information? Definitely. Japan adopted Plea Bargaining back in 2017. Hell they might even offer to kidnap Ghosn out of Lebanon..LOL.

Paid former SF, took a clandestine job, got very well paid for it. But spent alot of it pointlessly fighting the Extradition request in Massachusetts, and they're going to spend more in legal fees in Japan. They bragged and talked about it, and let themselves get caught. DAs. Ghosn is out of the picture relaxing in Lebanon, surrounded by his private security force to ensure that people like the Taylors don't come after him.

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Posted in: Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens See in context

kurisupisuToday  07:35 am JST

The Japanese government has requested China not to subject Japanese citizens entering the country to anal COVID-19 tests after receiving complaints of "psychological distress" *

Only Japanese citizens?

So, others who are not Japanese, well that is ok?

We all know foreigners don’t feel distress...

These rectal exams on US and now Japanese are carried out by China and taking place in China.

Your post takes the cake for a riduculous forced J-bash.

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Posted in: Republican calls grow for U.S. to boycott 2022 Olympics in China See in context

This should not only be a Bipartisan position in the United States but supported by all the nations of the world.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

CaptDingleheimerToday  07:46 pm JST

Not sure about that son, but that dad is chiseled from granite.

Some Japanese interrogator is going to be eating his ochazuke through a straw with his jaw wired shut for most of a year if he gets too cute with that guy...

LOL! The guy is going to face a slap on the wrist or a couple of years, and he's going to turn that into 10 to 20? I don't think Taylor is stupid either.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

MarkToday  07:53 pm JST

I am sure that at some point Mr. Ghosn will be back 

LOL! Sure. He spent all that money to escape Japanese jurisdiction. And he's going to come back when he doesn't have to? I don't think Ghosn is stupid.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

Kobe White Bar OwnerToday  06:25 pm JST

The world will be watching this and it will shine a light on japans injustice system

You've obviously gotten the defendants mixed up. The world would have watched Ghosn's trial, if he had allowed it. These two are just paid grunts on charges of helping a bailjumper which is not even disputed.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

Do the hustleToday  04:12 pm JST

No doubt they too will be locked up in solitary confinement indefinitely without a charge and interrogated daily to force a confession.

LOL. There's nothing for them to "confess". They've already completely admitted exactly what they did in both the Mass State Court and the US Federal Court. That's why they've never refuted the charge itself in fighting the extradition.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

A little discomfort should come as nothing to former Special Forces people. The writing was on the wall last fall. So now they can present their argument that "bailjumping isn't a crime in Japan" before a Japanese Court and see how far that gets them. Hope they didn't blow all that money they got from Ghosn on the wasted effort in the US Federal Court. Because they're going to have to present a pretty big defense in Japan.

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Posted in: Coast Guard could shoot at foreign vessels aiming to land on Senkakus: gov't officials See in context

Hiro S NobumasaToday  03:17 pm JST

Guten tag OA!

Thank you for finally not debunking the truth that the Tiauyutai solely belongs to Ilan county of Taiwan!

祝你有美好的一天五毛!

Nobody said the Senkakus belong to Taiwan. I said that "Taiwan has a claim". Which is now put aside as Taiwan has already reached an Agreement with Japan.

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Posted in: Coast Guard could shoot at foreign vessels aiming to land on Senkakus: gov't officials See in context

Taiwan was the first to put a claim on the Senkakus because of it's fishery importance. China, usurped that Claim because it saw the geopolitical advantage, in particular the strategic value of breaking the first island chain, right at the doorstep of the biggest US military presence in Asia.

Taiwan already reached an agreement with Japan regarding it's fisheries issue. Those claiming that the Senkakus should be given to Taiwan are disengenious wumaos, most of whom hide theior identity, who know full well that since China claims Taiwan as part of China, giving the Senkakus tp Taiwan is defacto handing them to China.

The Senkakus fall under Article 5 of the US-Jpn Mutual Deffense Treaty and any action on the part of China to take them by force will be answered by the United States. China can up the game all they want, but that's a red line they are not prepared to cross.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

LOL...the tie is too short, should be down to the crotch. And why the flip flops on his feet? An utterly psychotic image that reflects the mental state of these trump supporters. The GOP is dead. The party of Conservatives has become the party of rascists, terrorists and whackos. Sure made America great again. Good job.

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Posted in: Coast Guard could shoot at foreign vessels aiming to land on Senkakus: gov't officials See in context

El RataToday  02:27 pm JST

As much as I love Japan and dislike the CCP, we all know Japan doesn't have what it takes to defend themselves.

They don't have what it takes to go fight some far away war. But they certainly have what it takes to defend themselves.

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Posted in: China denies subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests See in context

We will not permit China to compromise our diplomatic rectal integrity.

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Posted in: Coast Guard could shoot at foreign vessels aiming to land on Senkakus: gov't officials See in context

InspectorGadgetToday  08:37 am JST

By the time the JCG sights the vessels, calls home for permission to fire, a committee is assembled to gather information on the vessels, to report to several senior staff in change of making the decision to shoot . . . . . . . .

That didn't happen 20 years ago. Why should that happen now?

"An unidentified ship spotted within Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the East China Sea sank Saturday night after being shot at by Japan Coast Guard vessels that had been pursuing it, coast guard officials said."

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2001/12/23/national/coast-guard-sinks-suspect-ship-in-east-china-sea/

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Posted in: China says Japan-U.S. security treaty a product of Cold War See in context

@Hiro

Why don't you stop constantly trying to blame other countries for China's behavior?

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Posted in: CIA nominee pledges to provide 'unvarnished' intelligence See in context

I really don't think we had a problem with US Intelligence Agencies doing their job the last 4 years. Seemed to me the problem was that we had a President who preferred to believe adversarial foreign leaders instead. Thank God we have returned to some sanity.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment See in context

LeoToday  09:42 am JST

Corona Virus is life or death. Gender equailty is not. There is someting batty about this article. I like Japan but sometimes its weird.

Yea it's batty. But it's not all of Japan saying it. It's one woman head Olympics organizer saying it. So she's the one that's weird.

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

ReynardFoxToday  03:13 am JST

Obviously the only solution to this dispute is to settle it at the ICJ

@Ossan, c’mon, I know you know what I’m about to say.

The case can only be brought to the ICJ if both sides acknowledge a dispute exists. South Korea claims that the territory is indisputably theirs. Therefore the ICJ has no jurisdiction.

Wrong: Both parties do not need to recognize that there is a dispute. What is required is that both parties recognize ICJ jurisdiction and agree to accept ICJ ruling. If a country is a signatory to this Agreement, if another country brings a claim against it at the ICJ, it is mandatory to answer.

Japan is a signatory to this Agreement. South Korea is not. And they refuse to join. South Korea claiming that there is no dispute is not what keeps this matter from being settled at the ICJ.

This is the EXACT SAME position Japan takes on the Senkakus. Japan refuses to go to the ICJ by refusing to acknowledge the existence of a dispute. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Wrong again: Japan, being a signatory to the Agreement recognizing ICJ jurisdiction and rulings, can not refuse to answer any claim brought against it at the ICJ.

What you are failing to grasp is that it is up to the claimant to bring a case to the ICJ. Japan can not bring a case against itself.

It is up to China to bring a claim against Japan at the ICJ. But they refuse to do so because that would open the door to claims by other nations with which it is in dispute. Furthermore, China hsa already declared upon the outcome of the PI v China zat the Permanent Court of Arbitration (another UN judicial forum) that they would not accept any "Internation jurisdiction over it's natuonal sovereignty".

Your attempt to equate the Liancourt Rocks dispute to the Senkaku Islands dispute is completely flawed.

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Posted in: China says Japan-U.S. security treaty a product of Cold War See in context

Wang did not directly address the criticism but said the islands were "China's inherent territory."

Same argument they use for the whole South China Sea. As soon as China lands on the Moon and Mars we'll be hearing the same line.

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official get 4-year jail over Ghosn escape See in context

MocheakeToday  07:37 am JST

Come on. Suspend the sentences. It's the way Japan would do it were the situation reversed.

The sentences have been suspended and the fines are very little. But they are appealing because their conviction records will effectively destroy their careers as pilots.

Frankly, I hope they are able to clear their names on appeal. Pilots are only responsible for their cargo to the extent of relying upon information and manifests. They are not expected to personally go check the contents of everything coming onbard. And since this covert operation was carried out by former Special Forces experts, it's a damn good bet the pilots and crew "did not need to know".

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official get 4-year jail over Ghosn escape See in context

MocheakeToday  07:37 am JST

Come on. Suspend the sentences. It's the way Japan would do it were the situation reversed.

The sentences have been suspended and the fines are very little. But they are appealing because their conviction records will effectively destroy their careers as pilots.

Frankly, I hope they are able to clear their names on appeal. Pilots are only responsible for their cargo to the extent of relying upon information and manifests. They are not expected to personally go check the contents of everything coming onbard. And since this covert operation was carried out by former Special Forces experts, it's a damn good bet the pilots and crew "did not need to know".

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